Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
1500 Meadow Lake Parkway
Suite 200
Kansas City MO 64114
Web and Phone Contact
Telephone (816) 363-2600
Mission Statement
Mission: To bring expert care, peace of mind, comfort, guidance and hope to people who are affected by life threatening and life limiting illness.
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Mr. David Wiley
Board Chair Ms. Donna Payne
Board Chair Company Affiliation Nurse Executive
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1980
Former Names
NorthCare Hospice, Inc.
Financial Summary
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Statements
Mission Statement Mission: To bring expert care, peace of mind, comfort, guidance and hope to people who are affected by life threatening and life limiting illness.
Background Statement

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (KCH&PC) was founded in 1980.  Since our beginning we have responded thoughtfully to community needs as they have arisen, expanding into the comprehensive system of end-of-life programs and services we offer today. 

KCH&PC programs include the Kansas City Hospice House, NorthCare Hospice House, Hospice Home Health Care, Palliative Home Health Care (pre-hospice), Carousel Pediatric Hospice, Solace House Center for Grief and Healing, Passages Counseling Center, and grief support camps Camp Erin and Camp Carousel. KCH&PC is instrumental in helping to educate local physicians through the Palliative Care Fellowship Program offered in conjunction with The University of Kansas Medical Center.

  • In the 1990s KCH&PC created the Carousel Program, the first pediatric hospice program in the area specializing in the care of seriously ill children and their families.
  • NorthCare Hospice & Palliative Care was established in 1995 providing compassionate, state-of-the-art hospice care serving Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri.
  • In the early 2000s we began providing Palliative Home Health for patients who have a life-threatening diagnosis, but are not ready for hospice.
  • In 2005 KCH&PC created a Fellowship Program in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Today the program continues through partnership with the University of Kansas Medical Center.
  • In 2006 KCH&PC opened the Kansas City Hospice House, the first free-standing hospice facility in the area for patients too ill to be cared for at home.
  • In 2009 Solace House joined KCH&PC’s umbrella of programs as the only grief support center of its kind in the Kansas City area serving children, families and individuals.
  • In July 2015 NorthCare Hospice became a subsidiary of Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care.
  • NorthCare merged with KCH&PC on February 1, 2017.
  • In the spring of 2016 Elaine McIntosh announced her retirement. David Wiley now serves as Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care President and CEO. David previously served on the Board and served as the Chief Operating Officer since 2014.

 

Impact Statement
Accomplishments for 2016:
  1. In 2016 Elaine McIntosh announced her retirement and David Wiley now serves as President &CEO. David previously served on the Board and served as the Chief Operating Officer.
  2. In July 2015 NorthCare Hospice & Palliative Care became a subsidiary of KCH&PC. The merger was completed in February of 2017, enabling us to serve more families. Programs now cover 12 counties serving approximately 4,000 people annually. Programs: Kansas City Hospice House, NorthCare Hospice House, Hospice Home Health Care, Palliative Home Health Care (pre-hospice), Carousel Pediatric Hospice, Solace House Center for Grief and Healing, and grief support camps Camp Erin and Camp Carousel.
  3. KCH&PC continues to meet or exceed the National Average in Hospice Care ratings for patient care. In 2016 more than 85% of families reported a favorable rating of patient care and families stating that they would recommend our organization.
  4. Three Children's programs served 415 children newborn - age 18 and and additional 350 adults in 2016. Carousel serves seriously ill children and their families. Grief Support programs include Solace House Center for Grief and Healing and summer programs Camp Carousel and Camp Erin.
  5. KCH&PC and NorthCare completed a large patient care data consolidation. The addition of iPads improved outcomes and efficiencies.
 
Goals for 2017:
  1. Improve and implement the "Advance Illness Support" program for Nurse Practitioner home visits to individuals with diagnoses of serious illness, regardless of prognosis.
  2. Increase intake and nursing staff to expand service in the community and continue to provide the best possible care for those with life limiting or life ending illnesses regardless of their ability to pay.
  3. Solace House-Increase awareness in the community and the availability of the services that we provide outside and in conjunction with hospice care.
  4. Create new and expanded partnerships with the philanthropic and corporate communities.
Needs Statement
  1. Solace House is a community based program that is free/low cost and open to the public. Grief support programs are not reimbursable by private insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare. Funding is needed from private foundations, individuals, and corporations so that we can have the greatest impact on those in need in the Kansas City area. - $189,000
  2. KCH&PC provided $451,170 in Charity Care to underserved populations living in Leavenworth, Wyandotte, and Johnson counties in Kansas and Cass, Clay, Clinton, Jackson, Lafayette, Platte and Ray counties in Missouri. FInancial support for charity care would make a significant impact on our ability to care for Kansas Cities underserved population. - $400,000
  3. Upgrades for our patient care data and donor management software to cloud based systems will help us make significant strides in cost and service efficiencies. - $65,000
  4. The Kansas City Hospice House celebrated its 10 year anniversary in 2016. Capital improvements are needed to keep up with wear and tear, maintenance projects, and repair and replacements as needed. - $350,000
  5. Play and Art Therapy are a vital part of our pediatric hospice program, Carousel, as well as grief support. These are non-billable but vital elements of the services we provide for Kansas City families. - $110,000
Service Categories
Hospice
Home Health Care
Areas of Service
MO
KS
MO - Jackson County
MO - Clay County
MO - Platte County
KS - Wyandotte County
KS - Johnson County
MO - Eastern Jackson Co
MO - Jackson County Urban Core
KS - Wyandotte County Urban Core
MO - Clinton
MO - Ray County
KS - Leavenworth County
Kansas City Hospice & PC serves families in a 12 county area in Kansas and Missouri in the Kansas City Metropolitan Area.
CEO/Executive Director/Board Chair Statement

Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is the leader in our region in hospice and palliative care and provides a continuum of services and an array of programs for those who are affected by life-threatening and life-limiting illness. The Board of Directors consists of knowledgeable, highly experienced members who take seriously their role as stewards of the organization's mission to bring expert care, peace of mind, comfort, guidance and hope to people who are affected by life-threatening and life-limiting illness.  The Board is deeply grateful for the generosity of the Kansas City community. Thanks to many thoughtful, philanthropic friends we  are able to continue to provide much-needed services to Kansas City’s families.  

Programs
Description

Hospice care is a philosophy of holistic care designed to make the final months, weeks and days of illness as comfortable and high quality as possible.  Hospice care can be delivered in many settings, however the majority of hospice care is provided in the home of the patient.  The goals of hospice are to ease pain, control symptoms, provide comfort to patients and families and help people live as fully as possible for as long as possible.  Hospice teams consist of nurses, physicians, social workers, chaplains, therapists, home health aides and volunteers.

Locations of care include the patient's personal residence, long term care and assisted living facilities and The Kansas City Hospice House at 12000 Wornall Road in Kansas City, MO 
Category Human Services, General/Other In-Home Assistance
Population Served Adults, Aging, Elderly, Senior Citizens, Families
Short-Term Success
Patients feel less pain and discomfort; family members receive the emotional and spiritual support they need; families feel confident in knowing how to care for their loved ones.   These outcomes plus 47 others are measured through a questionnaire sent by an independent company to all families served.  The results of the questionnaires are compiled and compared to a national data base of over 1,700 hospices nationwide. Success is indicated when at least 90% of families state that:
  1. The patient received the right amount of help with pain.
  2. Family members received the right amount of emotional support.
  3. Caregivers received the right amount of spiritual support.
Long-Term Success
Long term successes are achieved when: no one dies in pain, and patients receive all of the emotional and spiritual support they need to make the journey at the end of life as easy as possible; family members are not over burdened when serving as home caregivers for their loved ones.  Instead they are able to participate in the care at whatever level they feel is best; and the patient and family members express and manage grief appropriately so that the path to healing can begin.  
Program Success Monitored By
Nurses and social workers monitor the patient's pain levels and psychological and emotional well-being on each visit to the home. The effectiveness of pain management, the management of anxiety and stress and whether or not loved ones receive the right amount of support following a patient's death are measured by DEYTA LLC, the largest hospice benchmark data base in the U.S, which evaluates family satisfaction and compares those outcomes to those of over 1,700 hospices nationwide.  Any concerns identified are addressed in regular meetings of the Quality Assessment and Improvement Committee, which sets objectives and establishes methods of improving and measuring program outcomes. 
Examples of Program Success
The most recent Family Satisfaction Survey shows that:
  1. 98.1% of families responding to the survey agreed that the patient received the right amount of help with pain.
  2. 96% of families rated the care of their loved one as "8","9", or "10" on a 10 point scale.  
  3. 94.1% stated that family members received the right amount of emotional support.
  4. 95.9% stated that family members received the right amount of spiritual support.
Description
There are two services in this category, Palliative Home Health Care and Advanced Illness Support. Palliative Care provides hospice-like services to seriously ill patients who are not eligible for or interested in hospice care.  As with hospice, care focuses on quality of life, symptom management, support and education for families, however, patients may be receiving active treatment, or be unsure of longer term treatment goals. This program is a pioneering effort unmatched in Kansas City offering a continuum of care so patients can access the expertise and guidance they need at any time during illness.
  • PALLIATIVE HOME HEALTH: As with hospice, care is provided by a team of nurses, social workers, physical and occupational therapists, nurse aides, chaplains and others as needed.
  • ADVANCED ILLNESS MANAGEMENT: Nurse Practitioners visit patients in their homes one or multiple times to help assess, educate patients and family, and support the patient's physician in managing the patient's care.  
Category Health Care, General/Other Home Health Care
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success Patient's symptoms are managed, family is confident, with patient stabilizing and discharged if appropriate, or transferred to other levels or types of care if needed and desired.
Long-Term Success
Patient's course of illness is well coordinated through all levels of care and stages of illness, with no crises or emergencies, and loved ones are well supported and prepared for the future.  Patient resides in their home throughout the illness if that is desired by the patient and loved ones. 
Program Success Monitored By Nurses monitor the patient's pain levels and psychological and emotional well-being on each visit to the home.  Adjustments to medications and management of symptoms can be made at each visit as needed. 
Examples of Program Success
The growth of Community Based Palliative Care services reflects that this is becoming a normal part of the health care continuum. While the terms "hospice" and "palliative care" traditionally have been understood as end of life care, our heartfelt purpose embraces a wider purpose as well -- to improve quality of life, helping people with serious illness to remain in their home environment, surrounded by their loved ones, for as long as possible.  In order to do so many families need a broad spectrum of supports personally tailored to their specific needs.  Our Palliative Home Care and Advance Illness Support professionals in many cases have the honor of spending extended periods of time with these patients and becoming intimately familiar with the family, fostering deep trust and caring. When appropriate, families can then transition comfortably from community based palliative care to hospice cared for by professionals who are familiar with them and their families. 
Description
The CAROUSEL PROGRAM serves seriously ill children. Although we have made remarkable strides in so many diseases, unfortunately children do die of cancer, of neurological disease, or of congenital problems which exist from birth.  The Carousel Program addresses the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the child and all who live him or her.  The program provides a unique blend of health and counseling services, all designed to support the child and family through the illness. 
 
We want children to have as normal a life as possible for as long as possible.  Our staff is available to visit children, toddlers to teens, at school or day care, for their medical or counseling appointments.  When home is not the ideal setting, The Kansas City Hospice House is available for families if care at home is not possible.  We also provide grief support after a child has died for as long as the family needs it. 
Category Health Care, General/Other Hospice Care
Population Served Children and Youth (0 - 19 years), ,
Short-Term Success
Short term success is achieved when the patient's days are as pain free as possible, with the child able to engage in activities and interact with family members and friends.  In addition to medical care, other services such as art therapy, music therapy, and counseling help both the child and family during this time.  Grief counseling, Camp Carousel and Camp Erin help families who need assistance with the healing process. These are described in further detail under "Specialized Counseling and Grief Support Program."  Outcomes are monitored by a national data base which evaluates family satisfaction of over 50 outcomes, comparing KCHPC outcomes to over 1,700 hospices nationwide.  The following are three of those outcomes:
Success is indicated when at least 90% of Carousel families state:
  1. Their child received the right amount of help with pain.
  2. Family members received the right amount of emotional support.
  3. Family members received the right amount of spiritual support. 
Long-Term Success Long term success for this program is realized when every family in our service area is aware of the services we provide; when all children with life-limiting illnesses or conditions are as pain-free as possible, and able to live their last days in a high quality manner; when both the child and family members receive the counseling and support they need to make this difficult journey easier; when no adult is overburdened by serving as home caregiver for a child. 
Program Success Monitored By Nurses and social workers monitor the child's pain levels on each visit to the home.  Pediatric and Perinatal Hospice are included in our monitoring via Family Satisfaction Surveys.  DEYTA, LLC, the largest hospice quality benchmark data base in the U.S., evaluates family satisfaction of over 50 outcomes and compares individual hospice outcomes to those of over 1,700 hospices nationwide.  Any concerns identified are addressed in regular meetings of the Quality Assessment and Improvement Committee, which sets objectives and establishes methods of improving and measuring program outcomes.
Examples of Program Success
The latest Family Satisfaction Survey shows that:
  1. 98.1% of families responding to the survey agreed that the child received the right amount of help with pain.
  2. 96% of families rated the care of their loved one as "8", "9" or "10" on a 10-point scale.
  3. 94.1% stated that family members received the right amount of emotional support.
  4. 95.9% stated that family members received the right amount of spiritual support.  
Description
Services include:
  1. Individual and family grief support counseling in the family's home or at one of our facilities.
  2. Grief Support Groups in various locations throughout the community.
  3. Solace House, a center for grief and healing , serving ages 3-adults.
  4. Two therapeutic weekend grief support camps.  Both school-aged children and parents or guardians attend CAMP CAROUSEL where children integrate the loss of a loved one, while providing parents with beneficial ways to nurture themselves and their children.  CAMP ERIN for children and teens offers children the opportunity to meet other children who have experienced a loss as a result of a death.
  5. Passages - counseling for difficult life transitions, the emotional impact of health problems, trauma, grief and loss, or adult mental illness.
  6. Art Therapy and Music Therapy 
Category Mental Health, Substance Abuse Programs, General/other Grief Counseling
Population Served General/Unspecified, ,
Short-Term Success Clients achieve short term success when they are able to begin the healing process, show improvement, and return to a level of work or school and other activity that is normal for them.  Short term success is indicated when those who have experienced a loss know how to ask for help, how to express their grief appropriately and how to act compassionately toward others. 
Long-Term Success Long term success is achieved when those who have experienced a loss are able to express feelings of grief and have strategies for coping, communicating, healing and have integrated the loss into life and re-entered the normal course of life.
Program Success Monitored By At the beginning of grief support counseling clients receive two Bereavement Risk Assessments, an intake assessment by a social worker and a second assessment by a grief specialist during their first visit with the client.  A Care Plan is developed based on these two assessments. Every 90 days the Care Plan is re-evaluated until the support cycle is completed.
Examples of Program Success According to the most recent Family Satisfaction Survey, 94.1% of families reported that they received the right amount of emotional support. 
Description

This program offers two services, Professional Education and Community Education.

  • PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION: Physicians, residents, medical students, nurses and other health care professionals are able to see firsthand hospice and palliative care.  Students accompany staff on patient visits, attend staff team meetings and meet with our medical directors to learn about hospice and palliative care.
  • COMMUNITY EDUCATION: KCHPC provides community education to broaden the understanding of hospice and palliative services. Our Speakers Bureau offers an array of educational topics including support services for the seriously ill, how to make end of life decisions, how to deal with grief and loss and how to be an effective care giver.

Category Human Services, General/Other Information & Referral
Population Served Adults, ,
Short-Term Success
  • PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION: The physicians, residents, and medical and nursing students we train are able to apply their knowledge to make a difference in the care of persons who have life-limiting illnesses or palliative care needs.  The Palliative Medicine Fellowship program is instrumental in helping physicians prepare to specialize in this much-needed field.
  • COMMUNITY EDUCATION: Those who attend our educational programs receive what they need in order to make informed decisions about hospice and palliative care, for themselves and for their families. Home caregivers with specific concerns can get helpful, practical advice, and learn how to reduce stress.  
Long-Term Success
  • PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION: The Kansas City metropolitan and surrounding areas are well served by compassionate, knowledgeable physicians and other clinicians who have received state-of-the-art training in hospice and palliative care.
  • COMMUNITY EDUCATION: Knowing that we have informed and educated the community so that anyone who desires hospice or palliative care is well informed about resources available to them and can easily access this care so as to realize the full benefits of the services that are available through hospice and palliative care. 
Program Success Monitored By
  • PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION: Progress is monitored through the use of evaluations that are completed by both instructors and trainees.
  • COMMUNITY EDUCATION: Progress is monitored through the use of evaluation forms distributed at the beginning of each session. Attendees are invited to rate several aspects of the presentation, and include additional comments and observations. 
Examples of Program Success
  • PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION: In their evaluation of our education programs, participants regularly express their satisfaction with the quality of the experience, and note how their introduction to hospice, and additional skills acquired, will be of lasting value in their careers.
  • COMMUNITY EDUCATION: Evaluations by attendees show that an acceptable level of education goals has been met.  
CEO Comments A hallmark of our organization is that we have both great depth and great breadth in our programs.  As an American Hospital Association Circle of Life award winner, we have received national recognition for the breadth of our programming, and our most senior physician has received two major national awards, along with considerable local recognition.  We pride ourselves on being able to meaningfully care for people of all ages.  Our pediatric hospice program is rare in that we have a special team for children, rather than having children in our general patient population.  Our Specialized Counseling and Grief Support services are extensive for both those we have served through hospice care, as well as those who are referred to Solace House by schools, churches, psychotherapists, the juvenile courts and mental health agencies.  Our Community Based Palliative Care services are a pioneering effort which is unmatched in terms of scope of care allowing patients who are receiving active treatment to be followed at home by nurses and counselors.  Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care is a recognized leader in educating physicians through our Fellowship partnership with the University of Kansas Medical School.  We are pleased that NorthCare Hospice has joined the KCH&PC system  of services. NorthCare Hospice is now a subsidiary serving predominantly the Northland. 
Executive Director/CEO
Executive Director Mr. David Wiley
Term Start Jan 2014
Experience Mr. Wiley held over twenty 20 years of progressive leadership as Vice President, Field Operations with H&R Block, Inc. which included field management, call center, finance, accounting and cross-functional leadership of organizations. He was responsible for 4,200 retail tax locations in 22 states generating $1 billion in revenue from both company and franchised locations. He has served on the Board of the Kansas City Free Clinic and AIDS Service Foundation for Greater KC, the H&R Block Volunteer Committee and the National Kidney Foundation Home Tour Finance Committee. He has received the I.J. Mnookin Award for Outstanding Community Service.
Co-CEO/Executive Director
Term Start 0
Compensation Last Year
Former CEOs
NameTerm
Andrew Parker Nov 1984 - Nov 1986
Ms. Carol Peltier Nov 1986 - Nov 1993
Senior Staff
Title Chief Operating Officer
Staff
Paid Full-Time Staff 258
Paid Part-Time Staff 36
Volunteers 380
Paid Contractors 0
Retention Rate 74%
Staff Diversity (Gender)
Female 90
Male 10
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Plans & Policies
Organization Has a Fundraising Plan Yes
Organization Has a Strategic Plan Yes
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Collaborations
Kansas City Hospice regularly cooperates with area hospitals, nursing facilities, and other care-related agencies. Our hospice teams provide support to many hospital-based palliative care teams, and have advised 6 regional hospitals in developing such teams. We train students from the UMKC School of Medicine, the University of Kansas School of Medicine, and the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. We have created a Palliative Care Fellowship program, in cooperation with KU Med. 
External Assessment and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) - Medicare Certification2015
Central Missouri State University (CMSU) Annual Charter School Review2006
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
Dr. Ann Allegre was named as a fellowAmerican Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine2008
Dr. Christian Sinclair received -Project on Death in America Community Leadership AwardAmerican Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine2009
Vicki Archer, R.N. received - Heart of Healthcare Nursing AwardUniversity of Kansas School of Nursing2009
Kathy Fetters received - Heart of Hospice Individual AwardMissouri Hospice & Palliative Care Association2009
Circle of Life AwardAmerican Hospital Association2010
Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Award to Ann Allegre for exemplary end of life careHastings Center2010
Volunteer of the Year/Mary BalesMissouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association2012
Program Award/"Kids Club" at Kansas City Hospice House"Missouri Hospice and Palliative Care Association2012
2014 Hospice Honors RecipientDEYTA2014
Carol Barnett recognized as Volunteer of the YearMissouri Hospice and Palliative Care Organization2014
Joel Carmer recognized as Employee of the YearMissouri Hospice and Palliative Care Organization2015
Ann Allegre, MD, Lifetime Achievement AwardMissouri Hospice and Palliative Care Organization2016
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government? Yes
CEO Comments
Hospice care has now been part of the health care continuum for nearly 40 years.  Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care has been at the forefront of innovation and program development which has kept pace with the changes of these past four decades.  Over the years, the patients we serve have become increasingly more complex.  Hospital stays have become increasingly short and patients go home in need of an intense level of support. The health care environment has become more and more competitive and complex as well.  These changes have necessitated creativity, commitment, and even courage to try new approaches to caring for patients and their loved ones.  Expansions into palliative care, development of a state of the art hospice inpatient facility, along with many other initiatives bear witness to the Board of Directors' openness to learning and innovation, the expertise of the staff and the seriousness with which the mission is honored.
 
Kansas City is fortunate to have this organization in the community. Many cities, both larger and smaller than ours do not have this level of expertise or service available.  It is a tribute to the vast number of people who have helped the organization along the way.  We look forward to many more decades of innovation and service.  
Board Chair
Board Chair Ms. Donna Payne
Company Affiliation Nurse Executive
Term Apr 2014 to Mar 2018
Email donna-payne@kc.rr.com
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Ms. Jody Abbott Vice ChairNorth Kansas City Hospital
Ms. Sherry Ainsworth Executive Assistant Lockton Companies
Dr. Alfred Biggs TreasurerRetired Physician
Ms. Lynne Brown Immediate Past ChairRetired Elementary School Teacher, Community Volunteer
Mr. Richard Cull KC Plastic Laminating
Ms Sheilahn Davis-Wyatt Health Care Administrator
Dr. Nancy DeBasio Research College
Mr. Bill Intrater Strategic Alliance for Adknowledge
Mr. Steve Jones Retired Bishop, Community Volunteer
Dr. Barbara Lukert Professor of Medicine, UMKC
Ms. Fran Martinsen Retired Registered Nurse, Community Volunteer
Ms. Elaine McIntosh Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
Ms. Donna Payne Board ChairExecutive Coach
Dr. Susan Pingleton Kansas University Medical Center
Dr. Robert Pluenneke Physician, University of Kansas Cancer Center N
Mr. John Sinnett, Jr. Board of Trustees, North Kansas City Hospital
Ms. Michelle Stark Kaufman SecretarySonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal
Mr. William Tammeus Vice ChairEditor, Writer
Mr. David S Wiley President and CEO
Mr. Bob Wood Retired Episcopal Priest
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 18
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 9
Female 11
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Meeting Attendance % 74%
Written Board Selection Criteria? No
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 72%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 11
Standing Committees
Audit
Executive
Finance
Nominating
Advisory Board / Advisory Council
CEO Comments

Kansas City Hospice is fortunate to have a highly dedicated and capable Board of Directors. Commitment to our mission, along with great care and concern for the staff and volunteers who carry out that mission, characterize this deeply knowledgeable group. Board leadership is especially important during this exciting and demanding time of national concern about the future of health careOur Board is also supportive of our special events, including our annual gala, which has helped to raise our visibility in the community as well as expand our donor base. Six of 20 members are new to the Board and have not yet been asked to make a monetary contribution but are expected to contribute in the coming year.

Financials
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2017
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2017
Projected Revenue $17,544,333
Projected Expenses $20,811,607
Endowment Value $1,205,676
Spending Policy Income Only
IRS Letter of Exemption
Foundation Comments
  • FY 2015, 2014, 2013: Financial data reported using the IRS Form 990.
  • Foundation/corporate revenue line item may include contributions from individuals.
Detailed Financials
 
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201520142013
Program Expense$16,473,998$17,199,111$18,261,529
Administration Expense$4,650,238$4,508,024$4,373,295
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.001.001.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses78%79%81%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue--0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201520142013
Total Assets$15,776,035$15,649,562$16,133,332
Current Assets$3,968,508$2,837,695$3,100,868
Long-Term Liabilities$8,320,110$7,147,521$5,647,745
Current Liabilities$2,134,909$1,842,418$1,593,977
Total Net Assets$5,321,016$6,659,623$8,891,610
Short-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities1.861.541.95
Long-Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201520142013
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets53%46%35%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201520142013
Top Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount -- -- --
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years No
Organization Comments

In a rapidly changing health care environment our biggest challenge today is guaranteeing our financial future. As a mission-based agency we provide important and essential services some of which are not fully reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance. We realize that we will continue to depend on the philanthropic community to help make up the difference. Board leadership is especially important during this exciting and demanding time of national concern about the future of health care. We are fortunate to have a seasoned, experienced Board of Directors. With their thoughtful guidance and support Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care will continue to lead our community in hospice and palliative care services for many years to come.

Organization Name Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care
Address 1500 Meadow Lake Parkway
Suite 200
Kansas City, MO 64114
Primary Phone (816) 363-2600
Contact Email kchinfo@kchospice.org
CEO/Executive Director Mr. David Wiley
Board Chair Ms. Donna Payne
Board Chair Company Affiliation Nurse Executive
Year of Incorporation 1980
Former Names
NorthCare Hospice, Inc.